Make Your Own Reality In 2012
Dec. 30, 2011, Baltimore, Maryland: The best reason to retire overseas is not a reduced cost of living but an increased quality of life and a broadened, more positive outlook on the world.
Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,
Standing in line in Target earlier this week, our cart overflowing with super-discounted stuff we'd decided we couldn't live without and had to buy to lug back to Panama with us, Lief asked me the question that we can't help but return to from time to time:
"Why do we choose to continue living overseas? Wouldn't it be easier and maybe even cheaper to move back to the United States?" he wondered.
Some things would be more affordable, yes. (Thus the Target shopping spree.) Important items in our budget, though, would become dramatically more costly, especially health care and health insurance. And, returned Stateside, we wouldn't be able to afford little luxuries like full-time help around the house.